Recently in the news there has been questions regarding airline safety. Some recent airline crashes have been highlighted by the media. The article lists some of these crashes as the “deliberate crash of a Germanwings jetliner in Europe by a troubled co-pilot, the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over war-torn Ukraine last July and the disappearance of another Malaysia Airlines plane on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014″. Readers may remember these planes in the news recently as many people were affected. Many families in Malaysia questioned this lack of safety in the airline system. After all airline tickets aren’t exactly cheap, so where are the regulations on safe airline safety? Traveling by airplane is reported as one of the safest modes of transportation. One spokesperson for the International Air Traffic Association says “In 2014 there were 100,000 [commercial] flights a day, or about 38 million flights during the year…There were 73 accidents of all types.” 73 accidents out of 38 million is a pretty remarkable number; however, the increase in technology is making safety more complex. The IAFA lists the some of the problems as “Pilot screening, airline congestion, protection in conflict zones, and pilot screening.” Many Americans still feel safe even in spite of the recent accidents. Nearly 80% of Americans are bothered slightly or not at all in regards to airline travel. The article tries to convince it’s audience that maybe the industry is to blame for these accidents. The article mainly blames these companies for their lack of training towards the pilots. As the technology gets more advanced, there is more automation, but that means the pilots are less prepared if an accident does arise. I think this article does a good job swaying the audience towards the fact that these airline companies are just cutting costs and its showing on the accident record.